Tag Archives: Penrhiwceiber


Photos: Postcards from the past

These are some photos, mainly of Mountain Ash, that I have collated over time. Most are interesting for the detail of the people they show. I have added some close-up detail where this interests me.

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The quality is not always very good, and the colourisation is not to be taken seriously.

(Note: Due to ill-health and poor eye-sight this is my first post in a year: I hope that my health is now improving so I will be able to resume to some extent activity on the site.)

The Bridge, Mountain Ash, postmarked 1904

The text on the reverse of the postcard appears to state that the sender of the postcard is the gentleman leaning against the wall.

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Mountain Ash: Photos from World War One

During the First World War, the Aberdare Leader printed photos of local men, and women, who served in the armed forces. Each issue carried such photos along with details of their experiences. Focusing on Mountain Ash and Penrhiwceiber, I have collated some 130 such photos, along with as many articles as I can find relating to those named, amounting to some 23,000 words. A full index is provided via the World War One menu above, or here. As the photos below show, the quality is not good but, in conjunction with the biographical information available, I think they are of interest and value to family and local historians.

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